Remnant

Researched and developed over four years, Remnant is a multimedia VR experience that combines archives, photogrammetry, film, oral histories and VR, using WW2 concrete structures as lenses that refract past and present experiences of young Fifers.

In Remnant, 3D scans of three sites in North-East Fife are re-contextualised inside of a virtual memorial gallery space. At Tentsmuir Beach, exiled Polish troops built Anti-Tank Cubes (1941) to defend Fife’s coastline against a Nazi invasion they feared was imminent. After the war, many of the young Polish soldiers made new lives in Fife, and today, the defences they built have become part of the landscape. Gravelpit Pillbox, (c.1941), once part of a network of elaborately camouflaged concrete defences scattered around Fife, is now an escape for local young people, referred to colloquially as ‘The Nazi Box’. Built in 1944, PoW camp 77 Annsmuir (experience still in development) is today a caravan park.

Remnant: 3D scan of Anti-Tank Cubes built by Polish troops at Tentsmuir Beach flanked by contemporary and historical photos of the site.

Remnant: 3D Scan of Gravelpit pillbox surrounded by contemporary images and video of its environment

Remnant: View over the scanned anti-tank cubes of historical photographs and a mosaic made by Polish troops

Remnant: Map of Sites

Remnant: 3D scan of anti-tank cubes

remnant: wall of pillbox disguises

Remnant: Wall of images of Gravelpit Pillbox today